Avian Flu

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Avian Flu

Bird Flu is a virus that commonly affects birds but has been known to effect humans. This disease was first recorded in Italy in 1878.

To treat this disease it is recomended to stay away from the source of exposure and to use antiviral drugs like oscltamivir, percimivir, and zanamivir.

Incubation

What is it?

It is transmitted through contact with live infected poultry, however,there have been very few reports of people transmitting it to other people.

Causes

Avian Influenza/Bird Flu

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Symptoms

-fever-sore throat-muscle pain

The incubation period for the Bird Flu, in humans, is about 2-17 days.

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-Has a mortality rate of 60 percent of infected humans-May 1997, 18 people infected ,6 died, hong kong kills entire polutry of 1.5 million birds in three days -Bird flu has 2 forms ,a mild and fatal form which can kill within 24 hours.

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